land mine


Synonyms and Antonyms of LAND MINE

a danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized <parents of teenagers never know when they might set off an emotional land mine>
Related Words snare, trap, trip wire, web; hazard, peril, risk; bomb, bombshell, kicker, surprise (also surprize); bait, decoy, lure


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